If you’re encountering the error code 0x800f0984 when trying to install certain updates on your Windows 10 device, then this post is intended to help you with the solutions you can try to successfully resolve the issue.
PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING (Matching component directory exists but binary missing).
Windows Update error 0x800f0984
If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the issue.
- Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
- Run SFC and DISM.
- Perform Clean Boot and run Windows Update
- Perform a Cloud Reset.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
This solution requires you to run the inbuilt Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that helps to resolve the issue.
2] Run SFC and DISM
3] Perform Clean Boot and run Windows Update
A Clean Boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 10. So, perform one and then run Windows Update and see.
4] Perform a Cloud Reset
At this point, if Windows Update still fail to install, it’s most likely due to some kind of system corruption that cannot be resolved conventionally. In this case, you can try Cloud Reset to reset every Windows component and see if that helps.
All the best.